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Nadal wins Mubadala Tennis Championships 2016 in Abu Dhabi
Dubai, Dec 31 (IANS) Spanish tennis veteran Rafael Nadal defeated Belgian David Goffin 6-4, 7-6 to win the Mubadala World Tennis Championships here on Saturday.

Saturday, December 31, 2016 8:28:04 PM

Eight associate nations to lock horns in Desert T20 Tournament
Dubai, Dec 31 (IANS) The Emirates Cricket Board on Saturday announced a new T20 tournament, with eight Associate nations locking horns from January 14 to 20 at Abu Dhabi's Zayed Cricket Stadium with the semi-finals and final slated to be held here.

Saturday, December 31, 2016 7:38:05 PM

Smith ends 2016 as top-ranked Test batsman
Dubai, Dec 31 (IANS) Australia skipper Steve Smith consolidated his position atop the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test rankings with 937 rating points after his match-winning century against Pakistan in the Boxing Day Test.

Saturday, December 31, 2016 6:54:03 PM

Swiss champion cyclist Ferdinand Kubler dies at 97
Geneva, Dec 30 (IANS) Ferdinand Kubler, one of the world's greatest cyclists and the first Swiss winner of the Tour de France, has died aged 97, his wife told the Swiss media on Friday.

Friday, December 30, 2016 9:48:06 PM

UAE church says 'working' for release of kidnapped Indian priest
Dubai, Dec 30 (IANS) The Apostolic Vicariate of Southern Arabia said it has got "strong indications" that Father Tom Uzhunnalil, the Indian priest who was kidnapped by Islamic State terrorists in Yemen earlier this year, is alive.

Friday, December 30, 2016 7:56:03 PM

Gulf Wildlife Day celebrated
Dubai, Dec 30 (IANS/WAM) The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) celebrated the second Gulf Wildlife Day on Friday with the aim of enhancing cooperation in the field of wildlife conservation among the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.

Friday, December 30, 2016 7:36:04 PM

UN envoy welcomes announcement of nationwide ceasefire in Syria
Geneva, Dec 30 (IANS) UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura welcomed the announcement of a nationwide ceasefire between the Syrian government and the country's armed opposition groups, which is to come into effect on Friday.

Friday, December 30, 2016 12:14:02 AM

Looking into ladies' room, Indian falls to death in Sharjah
Sharjah, Dec 29 (IANS) A 28-year-old Indian man died after falling from a high-rise building here during a bid to spy on ladies living in the opposite building, the media reported on Thursday.

Thursday, December 29, 2016 2:28:04 PM

Pakistani man held for killing Indian in Dubai
Dubai, Dec 28 (IANS) A Pakistani man was arrested by the police for murdering an Indian shopkeeper in Sharjah, in less than 12 hours after the incident, police said on Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016 8:38:03 PM

Infantino wants to bring 'FIFA back to football'
Dubai, Dec 28 (IANS) FIFA president Gianni Infantino presented here on Wednesday a package of reforms and changes in the world football governing body which had been shaken by corruption scandals.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016 6:48:05 PM

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